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Democrats monthly meeting reset to Nov. 28

LISBON– The Democratic Party’s monthly meeting has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at party headquarters.

Breakfast offered at Salem VFW Sunday

WASHINGTONVILLE — Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Cost is $5 per meal. Carryouts are available; call 330-427-2533.

West Township Ruritan Club plan craft show

MINERVA — The West Township Ruritan Club will hold its Holiday Craft Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Minerva Community Building, 123 Brock Ave. In addition to crafts, vendors will offer holiday gifts and decorations. There also will be a raffle and food available for purchase.

Lepper Library to host Armchair Traveler program

LISBON — Lepper Library will host its first Armchair Traveler program at 5 p.m. Nov. 27 when Meredith Deichler will discuss her recent trip to China. The presentation will include photographs and highlight the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden Palace and many other tourist destinations. Deichler is the Spanish teacher at David Anderson Junior-Senior High School, drama assistant director and junior high track coach. She has traveled all over the world including Mexico, France, Italy, Iceland, Costa Rica and Cuba. Deichler is also a writer and has published Through Hammers and Verse: Revealing Love Through Kindle. This event is free and open to the public. The library is also accepting other presenters who have gone on recent trips to both foreign and domestic destinations. To register for the program call 330-424-3117.

Leetonia students win VFW essay contest

WASHINGTONVILLE — Carlie Adkins is the winner of the Patriot’s Pen writing essay contest for sixth through eighth grades. The theme was “Why I Honor the American Flag.” Adkins is a seventh grader at Leetonia Middle School. She will receive a $100 award for her entry. Judging was based on theme knowledge, development and clarity of ideas.

The Voice of Democracy Audio essay contest for ninth through 12th grades was won by Sophia Encina, a junior at Leetonia High School. The theme was “Why My Vote Matters.” She will receive a $500 award for her entry. Judging was based on originality, content and delivery.

No entries were received from Columbiana or Crestview schools. The patriotic essay writing contest and patriotic audio essay competition was sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532.

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